At Your Library

At Your Library 04.18.19

“Hannaford Helps” Reusable Bag Program to benefit library

The North Greenbush Public Library will be the beneficiary of the April “Hannaford Helps” program at the Wynantskill store (40 Main Avenue). Hannaford will donate $1 for each “Because You Care” bag sold during the month. The bags are large and sturdy, with comfortable handles and capacity to carry gallon milk containers and other goodies. Be sure to select the bags with the special red $1 hang tags!


Programs at Stephentown Memorial Library

Movie Night-A Dog’s Way Home

Friday, April 19, at 6:30pm

  • A Dog’s Way Home chronicles the heartwarming adventure of Bella, a dog who embarks on an epic 400-mile journey home after she is separated from her beloved human. This film is rated PG. Popcorn and juice will be served.

Playgroup-Thursdays at 10:00am

Mahjong-Thursdays at 4:00pm

Magic, the Gathering Club-Thursdays at 4:30pm


SML Is Looking for Volunteers

The Stephentown Library is looking for volunteers to help out at the library. Do you love your library and want to help out? Do you not know much about the library but are interested in learning more? Call the library at 518-733-5750, email Kim Roppolo at or stop in for more information.


Fine Free Fridays Announced at Stephentown Memorial Library

Do you have library books or movies that you’ve had out for a long time and haven’t brought them back because of those pesky late fees? Well, Fine Free Fridays are for you!! Effective immediately, SML is waiving late fees for ALL items returned Thursday night in the drop box, at the front desk during Friday’s open hours, and those that are returned to the drop box Friday nights. In short, FINE FREE LIBRARY RETURNS Thursday 6 p.m. – Saturday 10 a.m. Questions? Call the library at 518-733-5750 or email Kim Roppolo at


East Greenbush Community Library

10 Community Way, East Greenbush. 518-477-7476 or

LIBRARY CLOSED: 4/21 & 4/30 (reminder to students, there is no after school programming on 4/30)

*Registration required.

4/18: Toddler Time (18-36mos.), 10am; Baby Bookworms (up to 18 mos.), 11am; Building Club (ages 3-12), 2-4pm; Food For Thought Cookbook Club: It’s A Wrap!*, 6pm; LOOK: Loving Ourselves and Our Kids, 6pm

4/19: Open Recreation Space, 9:30am-2:30pm; Sticker & Stamp! (ages 3-12), 11am

4/20: Saturday Storytime, 11am

4/21: Library is CLOSED for Easter holiday

4/23: Tuesday Ramblers, 12:45-3:45pm; Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm; Mat Yoga with Camie*, 5:30pm

4/24: Pete the Pirate (ages 3+)*, 11am; Family Movie Night*, 6:30pm

The Friends of the Library Spring Adult Book Sale will be held May 2-5 at the following times. For details, visit us at

5/2: 5pm-8:30pm

5/3: 9am-7pm

5/4: 10am-4:30pm *unadvertised specials*

5/5: Bag Sale Only, 12pm-3pm *extended hours*

You are encouraged to bring your reusable shopping totes to fill with books for the bag sale. If you don’t have a reusable tote, Hannaford plastic bags will be available.


Events at Castleton Public Library

Located at 85 S. Main St., Castleton, NY 12033
All events are free. Questions? Call 518-732-0879.

Friends of CPL Bottle Drive – Bring returnable bottles & cans 4/20-4/27 to benefit library.
Perler Bead Crafts – Monday, April 22, 12:00-8:00pm
Cool Science: Rain Clouds – Tuesday, April 23, 4:00-6:00pm
Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, April 23, 6:00pm
Spring Crafts – Wednesday, April 24, 3:00-7:00pm
Community Garden Storytime- Thursday, April 25, 10:30am
Location: Community Garden, Main St. (river side, north of Seaman Ave.), Castleton. If bad weather, storytime at library.
Build w/Keva Planks – Thursday, April 25, 12:00-4:00pm
Teen Time: Design Your Own Bookends – Thursday, April 25, 4:00-6:00pm
Marble Run Fun! – Friday, April 26, 10:00am–6:00pm
Friends of CPL Fundraiser at The Hill – Friday, April 26, 4:00-9:00pm
Location: The Hill, 133 Scott Avenue, Castleton, NY 12033
10% of your purchase benefits the library! Dine-in only.
Cat Rescue Storytime w/Kitten Angels – Saturday, April 27, 10:30am.


Local Sierra Club Members talk Climate Change

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Tuesday, April 23, at 6:00 pm. Monica Grey of the Sierra Club’s Hudson-Mohawk chapter will discuss ideas about how we can impact our environment at local levels as outlined in the book “Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse Global Warming,”  and share information about some of our local initiatives and how they fit into the Drawdown framework. We welcome ideas on collaborative efforts and specific goals that members in our region want to address.

This program is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is recommended to guarantee seating. For more information and to register, call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at  The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.


Nassau Free Library

Clean your home and finances program

Nassau Free Library Presents:
Spring Clean Your Home and Finances

Date:  Monday, April 29, 2019
Time:  6:30 to 8:00 pm
Registration Deadline: Saturday, April 27
Call (518)-766-2715

Presented by: Theresa Mayhew, CCE Resource Educator

In addition to cleaning out winter’s dirt and grime, it’s time to put your financial house in order! The good news is that is doesn’t need to take all day or weekend to spruce things up. There’s plenty you can do in five, 15- and 30-minute increments that can help you tidy up your finances in a jiffy! Items to be targeted include what’s physically in your home (think file cabinets or piles of paper), what’s on your computer and what’s in your wallet. A home spring cleaning checklist will also be shared.

Nassau Free Library is located at 18 Church Street, Nassau 12123


May Events at the Rensselaer Library

Pre-K Storytime- Tuesdays at 11 am.  Ages 2-6, no sign-up needed. Siblings welcome.

Teen Anime Club-Thursdays 5-7 PM. Ages 13-18. Watch anime, discuss manga and pop culture, and hang out with your friends.

Community Night-Thursday May 2, 5-8 PM. Meet the organizations, clubs and services that help your City!  First responder vehicles on display. Refreshments served.

Star Wars Day– Saturday, May 4, at 1 PM. Ages 5-12. May the Fourth be with you! Calling out to all young Jedis!  Come to the library, make a lightsaber and then test your Jedi skills.

E-books explained– Tuesday, May 14, at 2 PM. How to download free e-books and audiobooks to your phone, Kindle, computer or other device.  Bring your own device or try out different ones. (Can’t come to this session? Please call to set up a one-on-one appointment).

Teen Volunteer day-Thursday, May 9, at 3 PM.  High School Seniors, need a few more hours to complete for your community service requirement? Join us to help spruce up the library for spring. Wear work clothes and sneakers. (We will reschedule if the weather is bad).

Friends of the Library Meeting– Thursday, May 16, at 6:30 PM. New members wanted!

Rensselaer Public Library is located across the street from the Amtrak parking lot. To learn more, see

or visit the library’s Facebook page,


Sand Lake Town Library Events

STORYTIME – Thursdays, 11:30am.

DREAM GROUP – Thursday, April 18, 6:30pm. Curious about your dreams and what they might mean? Join Bob Moore as he shares many years of dream group experience. Call to reserve a spot.

SLTL BOARD MEETING – Thursday, April 18, 6:45pm. All are welcome.

TECH HELP – Fridays 2–4 by appointment.

SLTLibrary CLOSED – Saturday, April 20 & Sunday, April 21.

ALTERED BOOKS – Monday, April 22, 11am Upcycling/reusing books for adults. See display case for samples.

PAPERBACK BUNNIES – Monday, April 22, 1:30pm. Turn a paperback book into a bunny, hedgehog or critter of your imagining. Ages 4+. Please call to register.

STRETCH & STRENGTHEN – Tuesdays at 11:30am.

MOVIE NIGHT – Tuesday, April 23, 6pm. Come with pillows & pjs – popcorn & juice provided.

BUILDERS’ CLUB – Wednesday, April 24, 3:00 –5:30pm. Ages 4+ build with Legos & KEVA planks.

FLOW RINGS – Thursday, April 25, 1pm. Learn & experiment with flow rings. Ages 5+

BOOK CLUB – Wednesday, May 1, 7pm. “The Red-Haired Woman” by Orhan Pamuk.

MUSEUM PASSES – Passes for The Clark, Albany Institute of History & Art, The USS Slater, and miSci available for checkout – first-come, first-served.

Sand Lake Town Library, 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park, 518-674-5050.



Open House at Poestenkill Library

The Friends of the Poestenkill Library are hosting an Open House on Saturday, April 13th, from 1 to 3 pm. This event is a special ‘thank you’ for all of the donors and members of the community who have supported us over the past year. Whether you made a financial gift, helped at one of our fundraisers, attended one of our events, or just stopped by to enjoy what our library has to offer, we want to say, ‘thank you!’ Please accept this invitation to join us in the wonderful ambiance of our library while enjoying the complimentary light refreshments.


Yoga Program –Troy Public Library

The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch in conjunction with the Troy YMCA, will offer Yoga classes on Mondays, April 1st – May 20th, at 5:30PM. This is an all-level yoga class that will invigorate your body and reduce stress.  You will experience traditional yoga poses, stretching, breathing and relaxation techniques which will improve your flexibility, balance, strength and overall wellness. Please bring your own mat.

This program is free and open to the public. Please register by calling the library at 518-235-5310 or online at  The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street, Troy, New York.


Dessert of the Month Raffle – Only 50 Tickets Will Be Sold!

Don’t miss your chance to purchase one or more of only 50 tickets to win one of three delicious prizes. First prize is one full-size homemade dessert every month for a year!  Second prize is a loaf of homemade bread and a jar of local honey, and third prize is one full-size homemade dessert!

Tickets are only $20 each, and sales will start April 1st at the library desk during library hours. Proceeds will support the many important projects of the Friends of the Poestenkill Library.

This year’s offerings include such delicacies as Derby Pie, Kahlua Cheesecake, Lemon Bars, Sour Cream Almond Marble Chocolate Cake, and a Platter of Holiday Cookies.

The winner does not need to be present for the raffle drawing which will be the exciting conclusion of Spring Market Day on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at 1pm.

The first prize winner will pick up a dessert at the library on the 3rd Saturday of each month from May 2019 through April 2020. Second prize will be available during library hours starting May 4, and third prize is available during library hours on May 11.

Purchase tickets for yourself or for upcoming Spring gift-giving occasions such as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day!


Panel Discussion at The Troy Public Library

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Monday, April 22nd, at 6PM for a panel discussion centered on the PBS documentary “American Creed.”

In this documentary, Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State, and David M. Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, come together from different points of view to investigate the idea of a unifying American creed. We have invited members of our local government from both sides of the aisle, including Assemblyman Jake Asher and Mayor Pat Madden, as well as leaders from civic, military and nonprofit organizations, hoping to bring as many different points of view as possible to the table.

Key topics to be discussed will include such questions as; who gets to define the “American Creed,” what does it mean to be an American, what role does education and economic opportunity play in people’s perception of their own access to the “American Dream,” and how do we begin to make a difference in our own communities to make all members feel engaged and respected.  American Creed: Community Conversations is a project of Citizen Film in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Writing Project, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This program is free and open to the public.  For more information and to register, call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at  The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.


Adirondack Lumber Camp Songs

Join us Sunday, April 28th, at 2:00 pm for this musical performance featuring the historic songs of lumberjacks in the 1800’s logging camps of the Adirondack Mountains. The program also includes interesting narrative about this charming (and tough!) work era in upstate New York. Performed and presented by Folk Artists Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle.

This Program is free and open to the public. For more information and to register call the library at 518-274-7071or online at  The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.


Troy Public Library Evening Book Discussion

The Troy Public Library’s Evening Book Group will be discussing The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan on Monday, May 6th, at 6:30 PM.

Our monthly book group meets to discuss a wide range of book selections. New members are always welcomed. Monthly participation is not necessary, come for the books that interest you!

This discussion is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at

Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy.


Nassau Free Library Upcoming Programs

*Please Register for Programs- (518)766-2715*

Storytime: Every Wednesday 10:30am

NFL Seed Library Is Now Open!  Visit the library to pick up your free seed packets to start your garden.  All you need is a library card!

Book Group I- Tues., 4/23, 7:00pm

Knitting Circle- Wed., 4/24, 6-8pm. Learn Arm Knitting techniques or continue a project you already started.

Spring Clean Your Home & Finances- Mon., 4/29, 6:30pm Presented by:  Theresa Mayhew, CCE Resource Educator

  1. S. Representative Antonio Delgado’s District Mobile Office- Mon., 4/29, 2-4pm

Cookbook Club- Tues., 4/30, 6:30 pm. Theme: Soup, Salad & Bread!

Book Discussion: Tues., 5/7, 6:30pm. Drawdown: Edited by Paul Hawkins

The Nassau Free Library is located at 18 Church St. in Nassau, NY 12123.


Spring Market Day in Poestenkill

The Friends of the Poestenkill Library invite you to Spring Market Day on the Library lawn from 9 to 1 on Saturday, May 4.   The rain date is Sunday, May 5.  Our sales will include used books, baked goods, and plants, as well as grilled hotdogs and chili for lunch.  Browse our beautiful gift basket raffle and buy tickets for your favorites.  In addition, we are raffling off a handmade quilt and matching pillow, which are displayed at the library until the drawing at Market Day.  You may also buy tickets for our second annual dessert of the month raffle at the Library and at Market Day, when we will choose the winning ticket from only 50 to be sold.  Book lovers can fill one of our roomy purple tote bags for $5 a bag or bring their own bags.  Market Day is always a neighborly event and we look forward to having you there.  If you are available to volunteer or have something to donate, please contact Marcia at 518-283-5353.

The Library is at 9 Plank Road, Poestenkill.


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